(NaturalHealth365) While most in society believe that coffee is bad for health – this is only a half-truth. Pure green coffee extract has become one of the top selling weight loss products on the market. Truth be told, green coffee bean extract has some very good health and performance related benefits.
Coffee is one of the most widely used beverages throughout the world. Many health authorities have labeled it as a negative health food due to its caffeine content. For some individuals, caffeine can be hazardous while others seem to tolerate it with little stress on the system. The major benefits of coffee have to do with the powerful polyphenol antioxidants it contains.
What makes green coffee bean extract so special?
There are two major types of coffee plants; Arabica and Robusta. The highest quality green coffee bean extract comes from the Arabica plant – which is higher in the polyphenol antioxidants, chlorogenic and caffeic acids. The majority of coffee drinkers are missing out on much of the benefits that coffee contains because the ‘deep roasting process’ significantly reduces the antioxidant content.
Additionally, coffee is one of the most widely pesticide/herbicide sprayed crops in the world. Studies have shown there are over 1000 toxic chemicals in roasted coffee. Therefore, it’s essential to use organic coffee – that is free of these dangerous chemicals which mimic hormones, congest our liver, kidneys and bowels plus promote cancer growth.
When does coffee promote cancer?
Another powerful carcinogen is produced when high temperature cooking (baking, frying and roasting) damages sugars – which then interact with the amino acid asparagine. This chemical reaction creates the potent carcinogen acrylamide. Instant and deeply roasted coffee has been shown to have significantly more acrylamide than brewed coffee.
However, let’s not forget, there are many great health benefits associated with coffee consumption. A recent 2011 study indicated that individuals who consumed the most coffee had the lowest risk of type 2 diabetes. The researchers found that the chlorogenic acid reduces the release and creation of excess glucose in the body.
One of the best ways to prevent premature aging
Blood sugar balance is an absolutely critical measure of healthy aging in the body. Too much sugar and grains in the diet will lead to blood sugar imbalances. The body then goes through spirals of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia. These blood sugar imbalances cause inflammation in the body that damage hormonal control systems, organs and immune function.
Glucose overload is another major cause of blood sugar imbalances. This happens when glucose is released into the bloodstream by the muscle and liver tissues – even though the blood sugar is already elevated. The common sign of this is elevated fasting blood sugar levels.
At night, the individual has elevated glucose-6-phosphatase (G6P) enzyme activity that causes an elevated release of blood sugar from the muscle and liver. The body is basically eating these tissues.
The latest evidence shows that healthy fasting blood sugar ranges are between 65-85 mg/DL. Meanwhile, post meal ranges (2 hrs. after) should never go above 120 mg/dL. When levels test higher – it is a clear indication of oxidative stress damaging cells and tissues of the body.
Can green coffee bean extract help to balance blood sugar?
The major antioxidant in green coffee bean extract, chlorogenic acid, has been shown to profoundly inhibit the release of the G6P enzyme – which significantly stabilizes blood sugar levels. In one clinical study, a dose of 400mg of green coffee bean extract showed a 32% reduction in the post meal blood glucose spike. This translates into someone who would have an extremely dangerous 160mg/dL blood sugar level down to a safe post-meal level of 109mg/dL
Green coffee bean extract is fantastic for energy
Stabile blood sugar allows for better energy, mental clarity, hormone function, detoxification capabilities and weight loss. Raw green coffee bean extract, along with other superfoods such as cacao and cinnamon, all show great results in stabilizing blood sugar and improving overall bodily functions. The combination of these three also synergizes to create even greater effects in the body.
Due to the diuretic effects of caffeine, in the coffee, it is necessary to consume extra water. The water should ideally be from a natural spring or have gone through a deep filtration process to remove environmental toxins.
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About the author: Dr. David Jockers owns and operates Exodus Health Center in Kennesaw, Ga. He is a Maximized Living doctor. His expertise is in weight loss, customized nutrition & exercise, & structural corrective chiropractic care. For more information – visit: DrJockers.com. Dr. Jockers is also available for long distance phone consultations to help you beat disease and reach your health goals.
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